Backstage With Pop’s Youngest Rising Star Grace VanderWaal

Two hours before Grace VanderWaal’s first big headline show in New York City, her fans are lined up around the block outside the Irving Plaza theater, huddled up against...

‘Protect the Kids.’ California Teacher Was Ready to Sacrifice Himself to Save Students from...

When a gunman smashed through the gates of Rancho Tehama Elementary School, opened fire and tried to get inside the building, veteran teacher Ken Yuers was ready to sacrifice...

Your Gut Bacteria Might Protect You From High Blood Pressure

1. Your gut bacteria might help protect you from high blood pressure. By Anne Trafton at MIT News 2. Graduating to the couch: How high schools are letting down students with...

Why ‘Mostly Straight’ Men Are a Distinct Sexual Identity

We hear a lot about the Big Three Sexualities — straight, bisexual and gay. Most of us assume that these three orientations encompass the universe of sexual identities. But...

Foundations Should Work More Like Venture Capital Firms

1. Foundations should work more like venture capital firms. Here’s where to start. By Gabe Kleinman at NewCo Shift 2. We’re not asking the right questions about what goes down the...

How Every Republican Senator Has Responded to the Roy Moore Scandal

The controversy over Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has put Republican senators in a bind. The former state Supreme Court justice had already been accused by four women of pursuing...

15 Cheap Getaways to Take Over Thanksgiving

Most people associate Thanksgiving travel with stressful journeys to the airport or long, tiresome car rides. And part of that may be related to the family component. By making...

The U.S. Used to Be A Good Wingman in the Middle East

1. Normally the U.S. is a good wingman in the Middle East. What happened? By Daniel Byman in Lawfare 2. Why does exercise boost brain function? You can thank our hunter-gatherer...

See David Bowie Behind the Scenes on The Man Who Fell to Earth

Courtesy of TaschenIt’s been more than 40 years since the late rock star David Bowie’s film debut in the 1976 science fiction thriller The Man Who Fell to Earth,...

Special: The Intriguing Power Of The Pinky Ring

There is something about the pinky ring. This small piece of jewellery casts a powerful message: a statement. It makes a man look and behave differently – more aware...

7 of the Richest Power Couples in the World

Some people seem to have it all. Juggling a successful career or marriage has its challenges, but doing both well can quickly launch you into power couple status. Devoting time to...

The Civil War Never Stopped Being Fought in America’s Classrooms. Here’s Why That Matters

Recent controversial comments on the Civil War from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reignited the debate over the proper interpretation of this historic event. As many have...

What the Complicated History of Childbirth in the U.K. Reveals About the Home-or-Hospital Decision

  This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today. At first glance, childbirth seems to be an experience that stands outside history....

Compassion is Missing From the Opioid Crisis Conversation

1. What’s missing from the national conversation about the opioid crisis? Compassion. By Jerome Groopman in the New Yorker 2. Workplace incivility is a silent epidemic and a major cause of...

Everything You Need to Know About Word With Friends 2

Zynga, a San Francisco-based gaming company, likes to tout the fact that people around the world are playing about 57 million “matches” on Words With Friends at any given...